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Saltzer Home Health Receives Accreditation from ACHC

Saltzer Home Health Receives Accreditation from ACHC

4th November, 2019 | Published by Saltzer Health

Saltzer Home Health, a Treasure Valley-based organization founded in 2019 to provide home-based health care services for local patients, has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC is a nonprofit accreditation organization founded in 1986. As a recognized leader in home health accreditation, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach designed to enhance business operations and ensure the highest quality patient care. Developed specifically for Medicare-certified home health agencies, standards help providers succeed in meeting the Medicare...

What Are Vaccines and Why Are They Important? Vaccine Facts

What Are Vaccines and Why Are They Important? Vaccine Facts

20th September, 2019 | Published by Saltzer Health

With a growing number of parents, families, and public figures questioning how best to care for children, it becomes crucial for parents to obtain factual information about vaccines. There are various myths associated with vaccinations in modern medicine that might deter individuals from getting vaccines. With measles outbreaks cropping up more frequently, it becomes increasingly important to understand what vaccines are and why they are so important.    What Is a Vaccine? A vaccine is an agent that mimics a...

Measles Outbreak: Symptoms and Vaccine Information for Children and Adults

Measles Outbreak: Symptoms and Vaccine Information for Children and Adults

20th September, 2019 | Published by Saltzer Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has measured the greatest number of measles cases since 1992, spanning confirmation in 30 states. The outbreak of this disease is alarming, especially considering that it was declared eliminated from the U.S. in 2000 due to the widespread implementation of the measles vaccination. Dr. John Kaiser, OB/GYN and president of Saltzer Health, explained in an episode of The Healthcare Podcast how dramatic the resurgence of measles had become by the summer of...

What Is Diabetes? Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Diabetes? Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

20th September, 2019 | Published by Saltzer Health

Diabetes is a condition that affects how the body processes insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Your body uses insulin to convert glucose (sugar) into energy, and your cells use insulin to store and metabolize glucose. Insulin is like the key that unlocks the cell door for glucose to get in and do its work. If you have diabetes, your body has trouble producing or accepting insulin. Type 1 diabetes (often called “juvenile diabetes”) causes your pancreas...